Gary Oaks

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Gary Oaks owns Double O Farms together with his wife, Dawn Oaks. In 2006, Oaks was raided by the government as he was distributing raw milk to shareholders in his herdshare program. During the raid, Oaks fell ill and was taken to the hospital by an ambulance. He was subsequently hospitalized several times and was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. In November 2006, he pled no contest to violating the state's dairy licensing and labeling laws. He was fined $415 plus an $85 court cost, but also incurred over $10,000 in legal bills as a result of the government action against him.[1] See the article on Double O Farms for more information.

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  1. A Raw-Milk Raid Leads to a Special Thanksgiving, Business Week, November 27, 2006, Accessed July 12, 2011.

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